Sanctity: noun. ultimate importance and inviolability.
Just wondering. Have we lost the sanctity of ….. you fill in the blank. Family, relationships, worship? I don’t mean in the political correctness sense. I mean in the “true meaning” and “of first importance” sense. It seems to me that every thing is faster, busier, bigger, showier, more over the top, etc. Where is the time for true relationships, conversation and meaning?
One of my friends writes on her Facebook page about sitting on the porch in a rocking chair watching her children play in the front yard with neighborhood friends. This almost seems “Mayberry” in 2009. But it shouldn’t. It should be the norm. We should take time to sit, listen and watch. We should take time to “Be Still and Know…..” Know that God is God and we aren’t and that he has a plan for us if we will listen. Know our spouse. Know our children. Know our neighbors. Be still and know.
Have we filled up our lives with showy fluff. Or is our life full of meaning and substance. When we worship are we focused on God or the script (of the show) and whether we “like” it. What are we at worship for anyway?
I like, no love, modern life. I like the convenience. I like the connectivity. I like the information. I like the productivity.
But I don’t like the speed, hurry and fuss. And bigger and bolder is not always better; often not.
If we are not careful we will lose the sanctity of living and worshiping and serving God. If we are not careful we will lose the sanctity of thought, reflection, prayer and study all in the name of speed and multitasking. (Can you keep from texting and checking email on your phone during church? Mostly, I can’t.)
I don’t have this figured out or even thought out. I’m just thinking and thanking God for sanctity.
Remember the things of ultimate importance.